Fresh tomatoes and aromatic basil lift this simple dish to another level
(Contributed by Laura C.)
This is one of those no-fuss “any-time” dishes that you can make as a main or as a side. Perfect for people with vegetable and herb gardens!
3 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1⁄2 teaspoon non-iodized salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
12 ounces rotini pasta
1 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
Put tomatoes, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano in a large bowl; toss.
Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes or until tomatoes release their juices, tossing occasionally.
Cook pasta as package directs. Drain and add to bowl with tomatoes; lightly toss.
Let come to room temperature.
Add basil; toss.
Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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